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'''Honoré de Balzac''' (;[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/balzac "Balzac"]. ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''. , born '''Honoré Balzac''',Jean-Louis Dega, La vie prodigieuse de Bernard-François Balssa, père d'Honoré de Balzac : Aux sources historiques de La Comédie humaine, Rodez, Subervie, 1998, 665 p. 20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His ''magnum opus'' was a Novel sequence|sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled ''La Comédie Humaine'', which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of Literary realism|realism in European...
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Birth date{{Birth date|df=yes|1799|05|20}}
Birth placeTours, Indre-et-Loire, First French Republic|France
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1850|08|18|1799|05|20}}
Death placeParis, Second French Republic|France
Resting placePère Lachaise Cemetery, Paris
Alma materUniversity of Paris
OccupationWriter, critic, journalist, printer (publishing)|printer
NationalityFrench nationality law|French
Period19th century
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